Antikythera Mechanism, part 2

30 October, 2008 at 7:08 am (ancient devices) (, , , , )

Happy day (yes, I am that much of a geek)!  I was sent this link to a beautiful piece on the Antikythera Mechanism (it looks fantastic when watched full-screen) which also has glimpses of some other re-creations I’m going to have to look into.

*[Kris Hirst’s article complements the ‘Nature’ video and has photos and diagrams from the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project.]

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4 Comments

  1. kat said,

    what a brilliant video! thank you for sharing it.

  2. blue-eyed crow said,

    I’m glad you liked it, I was happy to finally see such great images of the mechanism.

  3. Mike Jennings said,

    That was a really fascinating video, well-rendered. It’s hard not to get excited watching this thing get reconstructed. (Hell, just watching that machine the old master craftsman built actually raised my heart rate.) With all the fuss over steampunk because of the convention, this would hit pretty hard on facebook — if you don’t post it I will… 🙂

    I want those high-resolution scans.

  4. blue-eyed crow said,

    I’d love to be that guy’s apprentice! I tried to post this on facebook this morning, let me know if you don’t see it.

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